we are ready this week if they want to give tax cuts to every american making $250,000 or less. >> brian: what we're finding is that it's not republicans, just boehner alone. it is senator bye, a democrat, congressman steve israel, a democrat, who doesn't want the spending, don't want to see the bush tax cuts maintained. >> another one, peter orzach, two days ago, op ed said by the way, guy, don't let those bush tax cuts expire yet. it's a bad time to do that. here is the obama budget director telling them not to let the bush tax cuts expire. he's got a problem on his hands. he'll split it down the middle and people will go, let them expire, don't let them. if he does let them expire, he'll have a real tough time politically. here is an important point, don't let him fool you if they pass them or push them back one year, that's a trick.